Learning Tools for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Are you an InDesign user new to Digital Publishing Suite or an experienced user looking for fresh ideas? No matter what your background is, there are plenty of resources available online to help you create interactive tablet applications.

For all users
The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Help page is constantly updated to provide accurate, up-to-date information about tools and to answer your questions. Bookmark this page and refer to it no matter what your level. Go here to get started. Resources not mentioned in this post are on the Additional Resources page.

For users new to Digital Publishing Suite
If you are taking your first step into developing tablet apps, there are several overview videos that walk through the workflow and show interactive features. Terry White, Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, guides users through uploading, viewing, and sharing applications in this video. Colin Fleming has created three videos to show how to build folios using the Folio Builder, preview folios using the Content Viewer, and assemble design folios into a larger publication using the Dashboard and Folio Producer.

Download the Digital Publishing Suite Tips app from the iTunes store or Android market. Bob Bringhurst, Adobe Senior Technical Writer and author of InDesign Docs, provides real world examples to help you create engaging apps.

Online Tutorials
The following three sites provide online tutorials with assets so that you can practice using the tool without having to build InDesign files first.

• The Adobe Help site provides three free tutorials with InDesign assets. One is designed for pre-release customers making a transition to the updated suite. Two are for new customers wanting to create a simple folio and incorporate interactive elements.
Video2Brain is a comprehensive tutorial hosted by Colin Fleming, Digital Publishing Suite Evangelist at Adobe Systems Incorporated. This 4 hour, 45 minute training costs $40, and helps you develop folios, layouts, and interactivity. In addition, you will learn how to monetize content using distribution and analytics.
Lynda.com tutorial is hosted by James Lockman, Solutions Engineer for desktop products at Adobe Systems Incorporated. This 2 hour, 42 minute tutorial includes a video outline with transcripts and is intended for intermediate InDesign Users with a Professional or Enterprise account who want in-depth exposure to the DPS tooling and tablet publishing workflow. Subscriptions cost $21-$37.50/month and provide additional access to tutorials for all CS5 or CS5.5 products.

Experienced Users
The Adobe Public Digital Publishing Suite Forum is where you can post questions that are not answered in the Adobe Help site. Testers and experts are on board to respond to your questions when you get stuck.

Looking for inspiration? Peruse the iPad and Android galleries and download apps designed by other publishers and businesses.



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    document is completed and approoved by my Brother and Team Partner agrees to the form.
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    Notice my phone number will stay the same as it is my own private cell phone number i share with you.
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    I have as priority to work on two projects; i start with the writings for;
    – Invention PortFolio
    – Foundation Notre Avenir; PortFolio,and,
    – my personnal PortFolio

    Thank you for everything, I would help you develop and make anything better by my help for you when i will have a long moment to still on this just for ADOBE, i believe are ALLIES!!!!!
    Marie-Eve Marcotte Marieevemarcotte78@gmail.com 18199439839

  • By Viviana Mohr - 12:09 PM on November 17, 2012  

    I want to learn Adobe Digital Publishing, because I work in a magaizine and we want made it digital.

    If you can help me, I’ll thank you a lot.

    Viviana Mohr

  • By Andy Zhou - 5:02 PM on September 6, 2011  

    I am a senior IT consultant, blogger and freelance photographer. I was extremely impressed on my first sight of a rich content eBook on my iPad. I hope that I can create my own eBooks like that and also help many other writers. Then I found Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite. I am going to start from the tutorials. Thanks Adobe!

    • By Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Team - 9:43 PM on September 27, 2011  

      Hi Andy, Thanks for this feedback! It’s so great to have your support 🙂